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Vegas man gets probation for Green Party petition fraud

Aug. 15, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A 56-year-old Las Vegas man who admitted falsifying signatures on petitions to qualify the Nevada Green Party for the 2016 general election ballot has been given a suspended prison sentence and placed on probation. Clark County Judge Jerry Wiese sentenced Renaldo Johnson to 12 to...

Patrol: Highway linking Phoenix and Las Vegas reopens

Aug. 15, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The main highway linking Phoenix and Las Vegas has reopened in both directions. The Nevada Highway Patrol says U.S. 93 reopened after a possibly suicidal man was taken into custody Wednesday at the high span Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. The bridge crosses the Colorado...

Police: Store guard fired 16 shots during fight with manager

Aug. 15, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A security guard fighting with his store manager fired a handgun 16 times inside and outside the business but didn't hit anybody during a busy shopping weekend before he was wounded by a Las Vegas patrol officer, police said. The gunfire on Saturday marked the fifth time an officer was...

Body camera video shows police responses to Vegas shooting

Aug. 15, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police have released 15 more officer body-camera videos from the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 800 on the Las Vegas Strip. The public records released Wednesday come after Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Aug. 3 that the police investigation has ended with no motive...

Wynn accuser makes extraordinary claims in court filings

Aug. 15, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman who says she was raped by casino mogul Steve Wynn in Chicago in the early 1970s and gave birth to his daughter in a gas station restroom has provided a sworn statement containing inconsistencies about dates, names and other things she said happened to her. In the affidavit, Halina...

Relative: Family of 7 on vacation died in Oregon collision

Aug. 15, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A family of seven, including five young children, died on a remote Oregon road in a head-on collision on their way to an end-of-summer vacation in Las Vegas, a family member said Wednesday. Erika Carter Boquet, 29, was driving her 2016 Toyota 4 Runner eastbound on Oregon Highway 78...

Former California assemblyman sues accuser alleging assault

Aug. 15, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former California lawmaker who resigned over sexual misconduct allegations is suing his accuser for defamation despite an investigator's preliminary findings that her story is likely true. Former Assemblyman Matt Dababneh filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming lobbyist Pamela Lopez...

Las Vegas police: Woman killed near resort's parking garage

Aug. 15, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a woman was found fatally shot near a resort's parking garage. Lt. Ray Spencer says the victim's body was discovered early Wednesday morning by security personnel at Tahiti Village on South Las Vegas Boulevard after a guest reported hearing a gunshot. The victim's...

Senate candidates in Nevada differ on minimum wage

Aug. 14, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Democratic push to raise the minimum wage has become an issue in a close race for a U.S. Senate seat in Nevada, as Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen met with union members and workers Tuesday calling for an increase to $15 an hour. Rosen was responding to comments last week by Republican...

MGM told to tone down casino billboard

Aug. 14, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A casino billboard visible from a Massachusetts highway won't use animations to draw visitors to MGM's $960 million resort. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Tuesday unanimously denied the Las Vegas company's request to run videos and moving images on a large, electronic...